White Grape Varieties: Bosco, Albarola, Vermentino
Cinque Terre is a small DOC white wine region in the region of Liguria in northern Italy. The DOC was granted in 1973 and production is limited to the coastal areas of the Cinque Terre in the Province of La Spezia. Cinque Terre vineyards are unique as they are are planted on extremely steep cliffs off the coast of the mediterranean. The location of these vines calls for an ancient form of winemaking, as all cultivation is done by hand without the use of industrial machinery.
The wines tend to be dry, with a straw yellow colour, and a delicate aroma. Typically, it is best drunk with the local cuisine, especially dishes that include seafood.